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Add user control or web part to every page in a site

I want to have a feature which causes the following to happen everytime any page in a site loads. I need to have a web part or user control which adds information about the current user to the page. ...
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Hide a feature in Site Collection Administration => Features area

I have a feature with webparts that needs to be activated using powershell. I need a way to either hide the feature on the Site Collection Administration => Features (under Site Settings) or to ...
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How to add an workflow association to a list

I have a feature where I have create several items including lists and workflow. I want to add an workflow association to one of my lists. However I would like to refrain from using a code solution. ...
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Schema.XML not found in 12/Template/Features/myfeature

I am trying to create a custom list feature, what I did is created feature and then i build a solution out of it using this tutorial Creating a Solution file for Feature when it creates a .wsp ...
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Activating OOTB Features Fails

I have a Farm with multiple Site Collections. One of these Site Collections refuses to activate 4 specific Out-of-the-Box (OOTB) Features, namely: aebc918d-b20f-4a11-a1db-9ed84d79c87e ...
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Aggregate Content Types

What's the best way to support aggregate data structures using content types? For example, if I have an order processing system, then I might have data types like Order and OrderLineItem, where each ...
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What are some of the best practices around feature activation and their dependencies

Specifically what are the do's and dont's for installing, activating, deactivating and uninstalling a feature. What are the problem areas of working with features and how do you handle.
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VIsual Studio editing feature.xml

I am trying to create a a feature staple. To do this I need to create a feature and then edit the feature.xml to be like: <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> ...
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WebDeleting Event for New Sites created ? ?

I am using the WebDeleting event which is based on features. Just activate the feature, and whenever a web is getting deleted, the event handler throws a message saying "Web can't be deleted". ...
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Feature 'a0f95442-e28c-41ff-afb0-c68341c014e7' for list template '108' is not installed in this farm

After uninstalling Enhanced Wiki 2.0 Beta, whenever I go to Site Actions -> Manage Content and Structure I get the following error. Reinstalling the feature resolves the problem, but after uninstall I ...
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Provide a customer an upgradeable SharePoint solution containg content types, list templates and so on

currently I'm developing a SharePoint solution for a customer, which contains the following: A custom field type Two content types (one containing lookup fields to the list which is using the other ...
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Programatically identifing feature for activation

I have a requirement where a custom action is only added to the root site of the site collection. So planning to add two features one Site scoped and the other Web scoped. In the event receiver of a ...
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SharePoint Webpart Feature installation

Do I ever install the Feature in my SharePoint project manually, or is that handled when I install the solution? Am I only supposed to have one overall, or one per webpart?
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Hidden property of feature

If Is Hidden property on the feature designer is set to True then the feature wont appear in the list of features. Hence the feature is enabled, but cannot be disabled or uninstalled?
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Single feature management

I am having a situation where I need to manage single feature for multiple site collections in a farm environment. Situation is as described below. Assume, I will create 3 web applications and for ...
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Proper method of localizing aspx pages

I have a feature in which several aspx pages are deployed to the pages library of a 2010 environment. These are fairly standard aspx pages in that they are attaching to the default maser page, have ...
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PowerShell code to add/remove, install/uninstall and enable/deactivate feature at Web, Site Collection, Web Application and Farm scope

Please can you give me the best practice PowerShell code to:- A. Add, install and enable feature at -Web -Site Collection -Web Application -Farm scope B. Deactivate, Uninstall and Remove ...
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What user data or customizations will I lose if I deactivate and reactivate a site collection feature

I am having problems with my embedded SSRS reports (print button missing) and it claims that my Report Viewer web part is not configured correctly, or something along those lines. I was thinking of ...
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Easiest way to add a list instance with column in Feature

What is the easiest way to add a list instance (to the existing Custom/generic list) with one new column declaratively? Is there a way to do this without specifying anything extra (like specifying any ...
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How to remove safe a feature in SharePoint 2013?

I have a visual studio 2012 solution with some features. This is deployed on the production environment. Now I have removed one of the features from the VS solution. I created a new wsp file and ...
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Activate Content Organizer feature from code

how to activate content organizer feature from c# code or by powershell script. I want to activate this feature on my subsite from my code ?
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External “Asset Library”

Any idea if SharePoint has an extensibility point to add an external DAM store as a normal Asset source for images or other media files?
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Can't find WebApplication scoped feature

I've deployed a wsp that has 2 features. The one scoped at a web level is listed where I'd expect to see it and activates without a problem. The feature scoped at a web application can't be found ...
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Is it possible to the change filenames of feature.xml and elements.xml on a sharepoint server?

Is it possible to the change filenames of feature.xml and elements.xml on a sharepoint server if so how?
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Look & Feel - Pagelayouts and Site Templates

I recently ran into a rather unfortunate assignment. It regards the selection of pagelayouts and sitetemplates which subsites should be able to use. As I'm supposed to change this for 20+ site ...
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How do I move lists from a site into a feature?

I created some custom lists (with content) on a site I'm using for prototyping. I want to make a feature (via Visual Studio) that automatically adds these lists (plus content) to any site the feature ...
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Publishing feature in Sharepoint 2010: Groups

Someone told me a while ago that it isn't recommended to delete the groups that are created when activating the publishing feature on sitecollection-level. Anyone who has an idea why? I'd like to keep ...
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Updating a feature images not updated

The systems team updated a feature for me. The feature added a new favicon and a new image. The new files added in my feature where not deployed to the style library. Existing files were updated. I ...
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Powershell Deployment - Enable-SPFeature Error

I get the following problem activating a feature in powershell: Enable-SPFeature : The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: ...
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Extending features functionnalities?

Features in SP allow us to perform a limited set of operations. Fortunately, Microsoft created the feature receiver class to allow us to perform additional operations. However, in a more ...
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Unable to delete group without being site collection administrator

I have a Sharepoint Group (SPGroup1) whose owner is User1. User1 has full control over the root web site (and all its sub-sites), however it is not a site collection administrator. When I log in as ...
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Features listed in ManageFeatures.aspx that should not be there

I go to ManageFeatures.aspx and I see bunch of features that don't belong there and they are not in the 14 hive's feature folders. I go to the backend database and look in alldocs, features, and ...
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Locate a FEATURE on SharePoint root

If I want to know elements of a particular FEATURE (any scope) before I hit the Activate button, I need to locate the FEATURE on SharePoint root. I want to know what's the best way to locate the ...
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sharepoint 2010 - get name of custom site template

How to get the complete name of the feature [see last 2 name , basically they are custom created templates] Can i change the name which is basically the feature id with the custom name ?
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Add custom properties to 'Edit Mode' in publishing site - Create as wsp

I have 2 custom fields that are associated to the publishing features Page content type. While looking at the page, in the ribbon, I can click on Edit Properties to view all of the properties of my ...
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How to order a group of web parts added dynamically?

Preface: I did not come up with this implementation, just dealing with it. I have a web part zone that gets 3 content editor web parts loaded into it dynamically through the feature receiver. The ...
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How to troubleshoot a feature designed to replace the SmallSearchInputBox?

I have been trying to create a feature which replaces the SmallSearchInputBox delegate in SharePoint 2010. I have a new control which I placed in ~/controltemplates and created an element and feature ...
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How to package a CQWP With its required XSL files as a SP feature?

Is there a simple way to package a CQWP with its required XSL and CSS ( and maybe js) files as a feature? The scenario I have is that i have some components in a WCM page that are implemented as OOTB ...
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Disable 'Enable SharePoint Designer' through feature?

Is it possible to disable the SharePoint Designer Settings - 'Enable SharePoint Designer' within a feature activation event? thx
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Inject javascript into a page from a feature

I want to add a verb (link in the top left menu of a web part) to all the web parts in Sharepoint 2010. Is there a way to inject javascript into a all the pages from a custom feature?
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Declaratively pass parameters to a feature using activationdependency?

is there a way to declaratively pass parameters to a feature using activationdependency? I have a feature defined in ONET.XML that i want to move to a feature stapler, but since it has a property ...
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Can I change my public site collection into a 'normal' site collection?

My xxxx-public.sharepoint.com has very limited features compared to my other site collections that are not public. I have spent a while working on the public website but now I need access to features ...
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2 exact the same features in different packages

I have a question, basically in a solution i have 2 packages which should be independent, but also should work properly together. So I have a feature which basically is required in both packages. I ...
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What are the considerations with removing groups and permission levels added by SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

I'm trying to decide how to handle requirements I have for removing security groups and permission levels that are added by activating the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure (SSPI) feature ...
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Feature Folder Path Name Doubled

Why when I create a new feature in VS2010 and deploy it, I see the Features folder has my solution but the name is "Doubled Up". Is this expected behavior? See my sample below: C:\Program ...
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Content deployment error; feature not installed

The business had a wish to copy content from production to acceptation (publishing environment). So I created a content deployment job to do so, and ran it. It failed with the following error: ...
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Web Part Feature

I'm working on a (non-visual) Web Part and wish to read from an xml file placed in the "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\wpresources" folder: Code-Behind: string sUri = ...
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Staple onto MyContent

I made my farm level stapler and my site level staple features, for SPSPER#0 it fires on MySite creation, so I presumed SPSMSITEHOST#0 would be MyContent, but nothing gets fires at all. I set the ...
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How to include an anchor tag in a Feature description

Is there a way to include an anchor tag in the description of a feature; my reason for this is to take the user to a page that has the configuration instructions for the feature. Currently what is ...
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Publishing field type names for feature

I'm creating a SharePoint 2010 feature in VS 2010 to add some custom site columns to a site collection via an elements.xml file. I can't seem to find the Type attribute values for the publishing ...